Sunday, February 3, 2013

Only in the South.....

{grapefruit, scrambled egg whites, turkey bacon, and banana slices}

I woke up this morning to a lovely protein-packed breakfast.  I love visiting my parents because my mom always makes me breakfast (one of my many reasons why I enjoy visiting my family).
Funny story.....I was at the grocery store yesterday with my mom and sister.  We were standing in the meat section and the butcher Roger came out to organize the meat.  Roger (an older white male)  greeted us and asked what we were going to cook for the Superbowl.    My mom said that she was going to make chicken wings (typical, lol).  Roger told us that he was going to make meat balls. 
We all carried on a conversation for a while.
Roger then asked if "we ever get to go home much?"
We (my mom, sister, and myself) all looked at each other confused because we didn't understand what Roger meant by "home".
Roger could tell that we were confused so he asked again..."do you guys ever get to go back home to AFRICA often?"......... *crickets*  we remained silent for a while because it was weird that a Southern white male automatically assumed that we were from Africa *side eye*
My family is African American.......
Maybe Roger was a little naive or maybe we resembled someone  that he knew from Africa....who knows.  It was funny and offensive at the same time. 
I told my sister that she should take off her shoes and carry our grocery basket on her head around the grocery store.  I'm sure that Roger would get a kick out of that.
Moving on...I hope that everyone is having a great Superbowl Sunday.  I can't wait to see my girl Bey (Beyonce) throw down during half time.  I bet $20 on the game so I am hoping to win some mula because mama needs a new pair of shoes.
What Team Are You Pulling For?
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Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said... Best Blogger Tips

I CANNOT believe he asked that! Only in the South.... jeez! But Bey did amazing at the Superbowl! I thought it was the best halftime performance in a long long time.

LaChristin said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Like you said it's funny and sad at the same time. smh.....

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

That breakfast is my kind of breakfast! And sometimes people just don't know or grow up thinking backwards...I once met a girl who thought all Chinese food came in those takeout boxes. She was from some small town in Missouri and her only image or encounter with Chinese food had somehow been Chinese takeout. -Jess L

Islandia Lane said... Best Blogger Tips

gotta love the south! ;-)

gayle t. said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, what? I can't believe that question came out of his mouth! I mean, for years, I was terrified to ask any of my African American friends how they do their hair, because I didn't want to sound rude. And, that's kind of . . . just a normal question (in hindsight, LOL). I can't imagine asking THAT!!!! Yeeeesh! I would have loved to see y'all's faces! Wow.

Gayle | Grace for Gayle